San Diego, CA, August 27, 2003 -- The GAUL project announces the latest release of GAUL(TM) - the Genetic Algorithm Utility Library, a leading open-source programming library for evolutionary computation. GAUL 0.1846 contains significant enhancements to its features and usability. This is the first version to officially support the MS Windows environment, in addition to the prior supported UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems.
An already impressive set of features are further enhanced by the new version of GAUL. Support for the MS Windows platform bolsters a long-time aim of the GAUL project to create a robust and portable framework for evolutionary algorithms.
"Development of a native Windows version of GAUL is a major milestone," says Stewart Adcock, Lead Developer of the GAUL project. "Programmers requiring a feature-complete, but portable, framework for evolutionary computation now have the open-source GAUL as a viable option."
GAUL is already applied in many important domains, including protein structure prediction and drug discovery. With release of this new version, GAUL becomes available to a larger community of research scientists and software developers.
About GAUL: The Genetic Algorithm Utility Library (or, GAUL for short) is an OSI certified programming library for evolutionary computation. It is a copyrighted work released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. GAUL is deployed in several institutions and corporations, on hardware ranging from low-end desktop PCs through to top 500 supercomputers, in North America, Europe and Japan. Further information is available on the GAUL website at http://gaul.sourceforge.net.